Kayaking at BdeMakaSka - Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Festival Blog

2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"

 

Venue Profile: Central Lutheran Church

Central Lutheran

Image Credit: Advent Vespers by Scott Schumacher on Flickr

Central Lutheran Church, located in downtown Minneapolis, MN, is a marvelous space, and we are very blessed to use its facilities throughout the week of the Festival. Various worship services and speakers will be hosted here.

Their Facebook Page says,

"Behind the architectural landmark is a congregation created to give itself away!

Since 1919, the people of Central Lutheran Church have been 'in the city for good.' The founders said

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Speaker Profile: Bishop Yvette Flunder

"In my sermons I attempt to carry a message that counters the teaching of those who support a theology that calls anyone unclean or claims to have exclusive 'truth.'" -Bishop Yvette Flunder, "Where the Edge Gathers"

Bio

Bishop Yvette FlunderBishop Flunder founded the City of Refuge UCC in 1991 in order to unite a gospel ministry with a social ministry. City of Refuge is a thriving inner-city congregation that celebrates the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ. Preaching a message of action, the church has

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Speaker Profile: Peter Rollins

“That which we cannot speak of is the one thing about whom and to whom we must never stop speaking.”  -Peter Rollins, "How (Not) to Speak of God"

Bio

Peter Rollins is a widely sought after writer, lecturer, storyteller, and public speaker. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the founder of Ikon, a Belfast, faith group that has gained an international reputation for blending live music, visual imagery, soundscapes, theater, ritual, and reflection. He currently resides

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Minneapolis Highlight #1 - Sites and Things to Do

We know you are excited to hear some incredible preaching at the Festival of Homiletics and to connect with others in the church. But while you're here in May, don't forget to check out the city of Minneapolis! Here is a list of a several things to see and do here, as well as suggested links for furthering exploration and planning on your own.

All photos used with permission of the Visitors Bureau 

Lake Calhoun boasts gorgeous scenery and walking and biking trails.

The Stone Arch Bridge

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Speaker Profile: Anna Carter Florence

“Too much restraint leads to preachers so fearful that they never speak up, even when they want to and believe they should. Testimony, meanwhile, calls to the deep-seated human longing to be real, for once; to say what we believe and to be honest about what we see and where we are, without fearing what may happen.”
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Anna Carter Florence, "Preaching as Testimony"

Bio

Anna Carter FlorenceAnna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur,

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